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Legislative session bright spot: Re-entry program that stops recidivism

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer For all the talk of the deficit, and all the budgetary machinations, likely the Legislation with the most long-term impact

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Famed photographer’s archive is donated to the Historic New Orleans Collection

The photographic treasures of Harold Baquet, whose work spans three decades and captured the flavor and culture of Black New Orleans and chronicled important events

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New Orleans locals benefitting from Essence Fest
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Every niche has its place, and that’s especially true for local entrepreneurs that competed for visibility and opportunities in Essence Festival’s economy. Among those were:
Essence 2016
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Essence Festival, the “party with a purpose,” celebrates its 22nd edition this year from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3, at its nighttime extravaganza at ...
Gusman, DOJ settle receivership battle over jail
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer After just six full days of an extraordinary hearing in federal court, the United States Department of Justice and Sheriff Marlin Gusman have reached a compromise over ...
Darryle Holloway and Judge Lionel Collins post offices approved
Last week, President Barack Obama signed into law two bills designating post offices to be renamed after fallen veteran NOPD Officer Darryle Holloway and Louisiana civil rights legend Judge Lionel ...
Luxury riverboat cruise line to start up in Jefferson Parish
The French America Line inaugurated its operations on Friday at a ceremony in front of Gretna City Hall, promising to create dozens of jobs for low income aspirants in Louisiana ...
Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In the fourth installment of Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, two local women discuss their particular career paths and the challenges that ...
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Sheriff alleges mayor behind the takeover
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Negotiations are currently underway in the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attempt to take control of the Orleans Parish Prison from the city’s first Black sheriff. The ...
On Father’s Day 2016, many Black fathers defy stereotypes
By Desmond Andrews Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service) — African-American fathers are often stereotyped as inattentive to their children. But statistics have ...

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